Print scores. Again!

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Jan. 1, 2018 — Print scores again as Georgia players celebrate their victory over the Oklahoma during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.                                                                                                                                              HYOSUB SHIN/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had these babies ready to go at the end of the Monday’s semifinal College Football Playoff. Of course they had to cart them across country. Of course they had to keep them super top secret and of course they would have been destroyed in total secrecy had the Bulldogs not won.

Again…. no one is holding up a tablet displaying a web page!

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Is this the hardest hitting newspaper editorial in the entire history of hard-hitting newspaper editorials?

This just in from USA Today (Dec. 12):

A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.

WOW!

And it goes on from there. Read and remember. You likely won’t read a harder-hitting newspaper editorial. At least for a couple of months

 

 

 

 

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Interesting article here. Get a load of this statistic:

more than 95% of all newspapers sold are home deliveries

Holy smokes!! And that number is climbing!~!!

But, as with all newspapers, those stats are thanks to the older generation. The youngsters are following a similar world-wide pattern of going digital first and not so much with the printed edition.

Read The Guardian’s story.

 

And we lose another daily

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The Daily’s Collegian front page announcing the change.

After 130 years, The Daily Collegian student newspaper at Penn State will cease daily publication and print only on Mondays and Thursdays.

It’s been decades since I was a college student toiling away on a student newspaper, but I’m surprised that the staff held out this long, but they explain why:

This transition is one we have tried to avoid, not out of resistance to try something new, but out of our own selfish desires to uphold the tradition the Collegian has been building for 130 years.

Seems like college students should be more interested in innovation rather than tradition, but it’s not impossible to do both.

Read their story here.